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Trinity Green Almshouses Trinity Green Almshouses

Plaque: Trinity Green Almshouses

Erection date: 1695

Inscription

This almes-house wherein 28 decay'd master & commanders of ships or ye widows of such are maintain'd was built by ye Corp. of Trinity-House ano. 1695.
The ground was given by Capt. Heny. Mudd of Rattcliff an Elder Brother whose widow did also contribute.

Site: Trinity Green Almshouses (1 memorial)

E1, Mile End Road

These alsmshouses are often called Trinity Almshouses which confuses them with the Deptford Trinity Alsmhouses.  We have photographed the right end of the U-shaped almshouses. The left end is near identical, together with a similar cartouched plaque (somewhat damaged) with identical wording. And is also joyfully adorned with these utterly surprising ships. Surprising but perfectly appropriate. Ornamental Passions' post features these ships, fibreglass copies from the 1950s - the originals, carved marble, are in the Museum of London.

Spitalfield's Life has an extensive post on this hospital and reports that C. R. Ashbee saved it from demolition in 1895 and another post with a photo of the building c.1920 without the ships.

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Trinity Green Almshouses

Information Subjects commemorated

50532

Captain Henry Mudd and widow

Mudd was born in Limehouse, but lived in Ratcliffe.  He was an Elder Brother ...

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49427

Trinity House

Trinity House is the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales and the ...

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